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Magnesium Aluminum Alloy Tech

Key tech breakthrough may pave the way for magnesium-based smartphones

December 29th, 2015

Both aluminum and magnesium are found in abundance on Earth, but only aluminum is really used to produce consumer electronics and other important products. That’s because aluminum-based alloys are cheap to produce and the metal offers high structural integrity and even improves fuel efficiency when used in planes. Magnesium is even lighter than aluminum, which …

Pouring Molten Aluminum Into A Watermelon Video

Watch what happens when you pour molten aluminum into a watermelon

April 29th, 2015

The beauty of YouTube is it lets you watch people do very stupid and dangerous things from the comfort of your own home without any personal risk to yourself. We found one such video on Wednesday that was posted this week by TheBackyardScientist, who decided it would be interesting to see what happened if your poured …

Apple 'iTV' details emerge from source claiming to have seen a prototype

May 7th, 2012

Apple’s upcoming high-definition television is real, and it will reportedly feature an aluminum construction, Siri, FaceTime video calling and more. An anonymous source speaking with Cult of Mac claims to have seen a prototype of Apple’s upcoming “iTV” in action, and a number of details have been reinforced as a result. “It resembled an Apple …

Leaked next-gen iPhone part casts doubt on Liquidmetal case

May 2nd, 2012

A leaked part said to be destined for Apple’s next-generation iPhone may quell rumors that the Cupertino, California-based company is working on a teardrop-shaped Liquidmetal case for the next iPhone. Listed as “Replacement Sim Card Tray Holder Slot For Apple iPhone 5,” parts vendor sw-box.com has made what it claims to be SIM card trays for the …

Homemade iPhone 5 built from glass and aluminum is most gorgeous design yet

September 29th, 2011

We’ve seen about a hundred different interpretations of what Apple’s iPhone 5 might look like at this point, and we probably all agree that October 4th can’t come soon enough; regardless of what Apple unveils next month, it will finally put an end to the rumors and speculation. Apple’s next-generation iPhone might be an incremental …

iPhone 5 to have radical new design according to Case-Mate images

September 15th, 2011

The iPhone 5 hasn’t been announced yet, but that has not stopped accessory makers from posting upcoming cases for the highly anticipated handset. Case-Mate has published a page on its website with six different case designs for the new iPhone 5, and we’re loving the radical new body shown in the images. We’ve heard tons …

Apple could be cooking up black MacBook Air

June 20th, 2011

It has been widely reported that Apple is planning to refresh its MacBook Air family later this month or early next month, and now there’s a new rumor that may make the wait even more worthwhile. According to MacRumors, the refreshed top-end MacBook Air model may also be available with a new anodized black aluminum …